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Small Modular Octagons - Some With Butterflies

Information About This Set of Items

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Side View

Octagon Diagram

*Note that two numbers are given for the size of the lid and two for the size of the base.
The larger number is the measurement from a point at any corner to the point at the opposite corner.  (Diagram A)
The smaller number is the measurement from the center of any side to the center of the opposite side. (Diagram B)

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Set ID #:665
Category:Modular -- Small Octagonal
Lid Size*: 13 cm (5 1/8 in) and
14 cm (5 1/2 in)
Base Size*: 12.5 cm (5 in) and
13.7 cm (5 3/8 in)
Box Height: 3.8 cm (1 1/2 in) 
Lid Style:Modular Octagons - Assorted - Including Butterfly-Decorated
Base Style:Modular Octagon - Four Sheet Alternating
Designer:Boxes by Tomoko Fuse
Butterfly by Michael LaFosse
Design Source:Origami Boxes by Tomoko Fuse (Chikuma Shobo Publishing Co., Ltd., 1989)  >> Click here
Origami Butterflies by Michael G. LaFosse and Richard L. Alexander (Tuttle Publishing, 2013)  >> Click here
Paper Type: Recollections Open Stock Scrapbook Paper - Assorted
Sheet Size:15 cm (5 7/8 in) Square
Sheets Used:8 (Lid - 4; Base - 4)
Paper Source: Michaels Stores 
Comments:Although double-sided paper usually works best for octagonal boxes, single-sided paper has been used effectively to make this set of boxes.
Due to the completely black-and-white format on the printed side of the paper, the plain white side does not spoil the overall appearance of these boxes.
Note that one of these boxes has been embellished with a small origami butterfly, attached to the lid with a dab of rubber cement.
The folding and joining of units for octagonal boxes is complex. The octagon base is especially difficult. Of all the modular origami boxes featured on this site, the octagons are probably the most challenging to create. The stiffness of the scrapbook paper used here increased this challenge.
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